Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 162 minutes
First Pasture Price: £20.50
Status: In Stock
Programme 3 in the Sheep on Your Smallholding series, The Breeding Flock is the complete guide to fertility and reproduction in sheep, focusing on the care of rams, ewes and lambs throughout the year. The series is narrated by Adam Henson.
The Breeding Flock describes every stage of the breeding year and discusses how the enlightened flock keeper can manage breeding in a way that can reduce both lamb and ewe problems, and minimise human intervention. Including advice and demonstrations from specialist vets and sheep experts, this DVD will help you to understand the increased welfare needs of a breeding flock, and how to create a plan that will guide you throughout the year.
Adam Henson is a presenter on BBC Countryfile and runs his own farm in Gloucestershire.
The Breeding Flock includes:
Health planning and managed breeding
Ram selection and preparation for breeding
Ewe selection and preparation for breeding
Failure to conceive and abortion
Pregnancy management and nutrition of the ewe
Problems and diseases of pregnancy
Preparation for lambing
Normal lambing and the newborn lamb
Problems with lambing
Fostering and artificial rearing
Diseases of the young lamb and care of the lamb
The growing lamb - weaning and finishing
Looking forward with your flock
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